As sites of encounter between experts and artists, material culture and the general public, there can be no doubt about the potential of exhibitions in art galleries and museums to prompt particularly engaging texts. Ideally, this applies to both exhibition texts themselves and to accompanying catalogues and digital resources, as well as scripts for audiovisual material; or indeed, those texts generated by concurrent educational and conference programmes.

Having worked widely on artists’ and curators’ texts, and attended many conferences on past and current museological practices, I look forward to working intensively on future exhibitions.

Selected examples

Translations for exhibitions and exhibition catalogues
Skin Deep: Hair Dressers, Barbers, Beauticians
, Wien Museum,
19 April 2018 – 6 January 2019, curated by Susanne Breuss. (Translation of exhibition texts).

100 BEST POSTERS 16: Germany Austria Switzerland, MAK Vienna, 18 October 2017 – 25 February 2018, curated by Peter Klinger. (Translation of exhibition texts and press materials).

FUTURE undone: An experimental assemblage about the Future of the Museum and the Museum of the Future, Angewandte Innovation Laboratory (AIL), 10–29 October 2017, curated by participants of the /ecm master’s program 2016–18 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. (Translation of exhibition texts and press materials).

Moving History: Viyana – Beč – Vienna, Wien Museum, 5 October 2017 – 11 February 2018, curated by Vida Bakondy and Gerhard Milchram. (Translation of exhibition texts).

Bird’s-Eye Vienna: The City at a Glance, Wien Museum, 23 March 2017 – 17 September 2017, curated by Sándor Békési and Elke Doppler. (Translation of exhibition texts).

Birte Hennig, October – Zwischen Steubenparade und Alpine Village: Auf der Spuren deutscher Einwanderer in den USA; catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name, Braunschweig: Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, 2015. (Texts by photographer Birte Hennig and curator Gisela Parak).

Gisela Parak, “The eye of change,” in: Camilo José Vergara: Tracking Time – Documenting America’s Post-Industrial Cities; catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name at the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Bielefeld: Kerber, 2014

Coordinator and editor of online exhibitions presented in the Eurozine Gallery:
Stories without borders (December 2014), highlights from the exhibition series first displayed in Conversano, Italy to coincide with one of southern Italy’s most important literary festivals, Lector in fabula, and Eurozine’s 2014 conference, entitled Law and Border: House search in Fortress Europe

Munch (April 2014), highlights from Steffen Kverneland’s prize-winning graphic biography of Edvard Munch, accompanied by the author’s essay entitled “Seven years with Munch.”

Research
Researcher on the exhibition entitled Visionary Victorians: British & European Painting 1850-1900, 2 May – 5 July 2009 at The Lightbox, Woking, UK